HOW TO USE LAYERS IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

USE LAYERS IN PHOTOSHOP

WHAT IS A LAYER?

Layers In Adobe Photoshop Are Like Transparent Paper. Layers In Photoshop Allow One Object To Be Worked On Another Object Without Disturbing It. Layers Are A Powerful Method Of Arranging Images And Objects In Adobe Photoshop.


A New Image In Photoshop Has Only One Layer, Layers Can Be Added To The Image, As Well As The Use Of The Effect Of The Layer, The Order Of Layers Can Also Be Changed, More Than One Layer Can Be Grouped Also, Changes Can Be Made To A Single Layer By Merging Different Layers. There Are Several Types Of Layers You Can Use In Photoshop, And They Fall Into Two Main Categories:


Content Layer: These Layers Contain Different Types Of Content, Such As Photographs, Text, And Shapes.


Adjustment Layers: These Layers Allow You To Apply Adjustments To The Layers Below Them, Such As Saturation Or Brightness. Adjustment Layers Are A Type Of Nondestructive Editing Because They Don't Actually Change Anything About The Original Image.


When Using Layers, It Can Be Helpful To Toggle Individual Layers On And Off To See How They Affect The Image. You Can Do This By Clicking The Eye Icon Next To Each Layer Name.


Why Use Layers?


You Might Be Wondering Why You Need To Use Layers. The Truth Is, Layers Give You An Amazing Amount Of Flexibility And Control Because You Can Retouch Each Layer Independently Of The Rest Of The Image. Once You Get Comfortable With Layers, You'll Be Using Them All The Time.


Layer Basic


You Are Now Ready To Start Working With Layers In Photoshop. You Can View, Create And Modify Layers With The Layers Panel. It's Usually Found In The Lower-right Corner Of The Screen, Though You Can Go To Layer From The Window Menu To Make Sure It's Turned On.


How To Create An Adjustment Layer


If You've Never Used Layers Before, We Recommend Trying The Adjustment Layer First. Remember, An Adjustment Layer Does Not Contain Material – It Allows You To Apply Adjustments To The Layers Below It.


  • In The Layers Panel, Select The Layer Below Where You Want The Adjustment Layer To Appear.
  • Click The Adjustments Button At The Bottom Of The Layers Panel, Then Choose The Adjustments You Want.
  • The Adjustment Layer Will Appear, And You Can Then Customize The Adjustments In The Properties Panel. Any Changes You Make Will Affect Each Layer Below The Adjustment Layer.
  • Alternatively, You Can Use The Buttons In The Adjustments Panel To Create An Adjustment Layer.

How To Create New Blank Layer


If You Want To Create A New Empty Layer. So To Create A New Layer, Click The New Layer Button Near The Bottom-right Corner Of The Layers Panel. The New Layer Will Appear In The Layers Panel.


How to create a duplicate layer


If you want to create a duplicate layer. This is an easy way to try different improvements without altering the original layer.

  • Right-click the layer, then select Duplicate Layer.
  • A dialog box will appear. Click OK. Duplicate layers will appear.

How To Delete Layer


If You Don't Need A Layer, You Can Also Delete It. To-Do This, Simply Select The Layer And Then Press The Delete Key On Your Keyboard. Alternatively, You Can Click And Drag The Layer To The Trash Can In The Lower-right Corner Of The Layers Panel.


Working With Layers


There Are Many Different Ways To Work With Layers In Your Document. For Example, You Can Show And Hide Different Layers, Change The Stacking Order, And More.


How To Hide And Show Layer


To Hide A Layer, Click The Eye Icon Next To The Desired Layer. Click It Again To Show The Layer. In The Image Below, You Can See That We've Turned Off The Text Layer, So The Text Is No Longer Visible In The Document Window:


How To Reorder Layer


The Order In Which The Layers Are Stacked Will Determine How The Document Looks. There May Be Times When You Need To Change The Stacking Order. To Rearrange A Layer, Click The Layer And Drag It To The Desired Location In The Layers Panel.


Editing Layers


For Many Types Of Correction, The Desired Layer Must Be Selected Before Correction; Otherwise, You May Accidentally Reformat The Wrong Layer. For Example, If You Use The Eraser Tool, It Will Only Affect The Layer You Selected. You Should Get Into The Habit Of Checking The Layers Panel Often To Make Sure You've Selected The Right Layer.


Editing Text Layers


If You Want To Retouch A Text Layer, You'll Need To Double-click The Layer Icon In The Layers Panel. You Can Then Change The Text, Choose A Different Font, Or Improve The Size And Color Of The Text.

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